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Monday, 12 September 2016

A Snail Killer and a Wood Wasp at Holme

The Wood Wasp Sirex noctilio, Holme NWT, 12th September 2016

The Snail Killing Fly Salticella fasciata, Holme NWT, 12th September 2016

This fore-dune specialist is extremely range-restricted, known from The Wash, a site in Suffolk, south Wales and in Cornwall. Note the divergence of the wing venation away from the left hand spot and then strong convergence before the wing tip - diagnostic of this species in the British Sciomyzid fauna.

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